Donnie Yen (甄子丹) has been dubbed as a heartless father who ignored ex-wife Jowan Leung’s (梁静慈) pleading cries to visit their 18-year-old son Jeff Yen (甄文焯) during his hospitalization. Donnie denied the news and said that his relationship with his eldest son is very positive and they often keep in touch with each other.
In 1992, Donnie and Jowan got married in the United States. Their marriage failed within a year, in which Jeff was conceived. Donnie and Jowan subsequently entered a court battle to obtain custody over Jeff, and it was leaked that the ex-couple divorced because Donnie had become involved with Joey Meng (萬綺雯). In 2003, Donnie married beauty queen Cecilia Wang (汪詩詩) and had two children.
It was reported that Jeff was recently hospitalized for pneumothorax and reportedly had to undergo lung operation. Jowan made numerous calls and cried on the phone, asking Donnie to visit the hospital. Although Jeff was in the hospital for one week, Donnie did not pay him a visit, as he was too busy with work. When news about this broke out, it sparked criticism from the public, with some netizens labeling Donnie a “heartless father”.
In contrast, it was noted that Donnie was extremely anxious about his son from his second marriage, James Yen (甄济嘉), when he fell sick. Donnie even carried James in his arms to rush him to the doctor for an examination.
At the Mercedes Benz and Bazaar Men Style event yesterday, Donnie clarified that his relationship with Jeff is very good. Doctors had assured Donnie that Jeff’s condition was not serious, so Donnie ended up not visiting Jeff at the hospital due to work commitments in Beijing. But Donnie remained in constant contact with Jeff since he fell ill, and often called and sent him text messages.
Donnie’s current wife, Cecilia Wang, claimed that tabloids have twisted the truth. “Donnie and Jeff’s relationship is very good and they often keep in touch. Donnie takes care of Jeff. I don’t know why the published report made such claims; it’s not the truth.” She added, “Jeff has already left the hospital and he has recovered well.”
This article is written by Karen for JayneStars.com.